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SMITH SCABS PSYCHO (XS) ELBOW PADS PROTECTIVE GEAR

$59.00 $53.10
(You save $5.90)

SMITH SCABS PSYCHO (XS) ELBOW PADS PROTECTIVE GEAR

$59.00 $53.10
(You save $5.90)
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Hypno Pads.

Size: Extra Small. Youth/child size.

Overall length: less than 9 inches.

Top opening: less than 11 inches.

The Smith Scabs Psycho Print Elbow Pads have got sturdy construction to allow you to enjoy extreme street/ramp riding. Smith Scabs Psycho Print Elbow Pads are suitable for both skateboarding and roller derby. The articulated design forms of these Smith Scabs Psycho Print Elbow Pads have made it more flexible and you can enjoy the non-sliding fit. These pads have special foam system so that you can get ultimate protection on high impact areas and at the same time, this arrangement increases the longevity of the pads. For great fit and comfort, Smith Scabs Psycho Print Elbow Pads are provided with wide and adjustable fitting elastic strap along with two adjustable neoprene or Velcro closures.

The amazing features of the Smith Scabs Psycho Print Elbow Pads:

Articulated design forms to for a flexible and contoured non-sliding fit

Special foam system for ultimate protection on impact areas

Special design ensures longevity of the pads

Great fit and comfort

Sweet Psycho print graphics

Soft and comfortable to wear

About Smith:

It was 1977 and Dale Smith was preparing for his slalom run against an all-star from Japan. Smith never reached the finish line–he crashed halfway, and he was so wrecked, his wounds so gory, that Bruce Logan said afterward it looked as if he had sausages tied to his body. From then on he has been known as: Sausage Man. A decade later Dale Smith began developing his own brand of safety equipment - Smith Safety Gear.

Smith started making recaps for other popular brands of kneepads in 1984. The recaps were innovative in that they featured an extended section below the knee that also protected the pad. They sold well, and he branched off into designing kneepads. He rented a sewing machine and taught himself how to sew different types of stitches and cut proper patterns. Smith also dissected every kneepad on the market to see what they were using for materials. He found foam that he felt had better memory–after impact it would rebound back to its original thickness. Smith also experimented with materials like neoprene when most pads were using elastic, which could stretch out.

By 1989 he had a successful design and was producing handmade pads for the likes of Tony Hawk and Joe Johnson, among other top vert pros.

But Smith had been tinkering with other safety equipment at the same time. After recaps he designed and sold shoelace protectors, fingerless thumb gloves (the thumb was full and the rest of the fingers were cut off halfway), and a neoprene horseshoe sleeve that was worn under the kneepad and had extra padding around the kneecap.

He inked a deal with Vision skateboards in the mid 90s, and now his full line of knee, elbow, and helmet gear is distributed by Select Distribution. The famous Smith kneepads are now available in a variety of different styles and prices.

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